Fish and Wildlife Service Responsibilities
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is part of the Department of the Interior.
The Service is responsible for carrying out Federal laws and programs that
conserve fish and wildlife and their habitats. The Service's major responsibilities
are for migratory birds, endangered species, some marine mammals, and
freshwater and anadromous fish. The Service manages the National Wildlife
Refuge System and operates National Fish Hatcheries. The Service also
administers the Federal Aid in Sport Fish and Wildlife Programs, which
distribute excise tax revenues from sales of hunting and fishing equipment and
motorboat fuels to States for fish and wildlife restoration.
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